Business Success Stories

Between 2010 and 2013 the Denver Energy Challenge helped local businesses save energy and money as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings program. In 2013 the program met it's goal of reaching 1,200 businesses and helped them save an average of 18% on their energy use. We are proud to have helped so many businesses save, and we are happy to recognize them for their commitment to energy efficiency! 

Business services provided by the City are now fully under Certifiably Green Denver. If your company would like to schedule a free advising visit with a sustainability advisor through Certifiably Green Denver you can call us directly at 720.865.5457 or sign up now to get started. More information can be found on our Facebook page

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Perma Graphics

Definitely worth participating in the program. We've been saving about $300 on our energy bill. - Perma Graphics

Recipient of the "Saving Savvy" Award at our October Participant Awards Event.

Ankmar

We just looked at our energy bill post-project compared to this time last year and we've already saved $1,000 in the first month.  - Ankmar

Cake Crumbs

“We had some LED's and ultra-violets retrofitted that made them more energy efficient, saving up to $600. As a business owner, it's great to save energy and have bills that are more affordable. It was great working with the city. It saved us money right away and made us feel better about all our energy usage!" - Cake Crumbs

Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

It was so much nicer this summer. The old lights use to put off so much heat the gallery would get hot and the art work would fade. Now its much more comfortable and we don't have to run the A/C constantly. - Tam O'Neil Fine Arts

Plinth Gallery

"Last year we had an energy review of the gallery, studio and workshop space. After implementing the recommended changes and lighting upgrades, we are now seeing a significant reduction in our energy use. This is a great program!!" – Plinth Gallery

Walter W. Martin

“I appreciate all the help given to me on replacement of our old light fixtures. As far as I can tell, we are now saving about $200 a month on the new retrofit fixtures!” – Walter W. Martin

The Gathering Place

We've been working very hard this past year to make our building more energy efficient; there is always room for improvement. So far, we've retrofitted our whole building with energy efficient lighting and upgraded our HVAC system saving us thousands of dollars so far this year. - The Gathering Place

Sanctuary Home

“We replaced our halogen tracking light with LEDs. The lights installed are fantastic and the city's energy program is a big incentive for people to put in more energy efficient lighting.” – Sanctuary Home

Austin Hardwoods

We've already seen a huge savings. Our June 2012 Xcel bill was $3,000 less then it was in June 2011. - Austin Hardwoods

Case Studies

Read our case studies to learn more about how businesses of all types and sizes are improving efficiency and saving money! Clicking on the case study name will open a .pdf

Dog-Topia is saving $994 annually on a $990 project
Downing Street Garage is saving $520 annually on a $158 project
Denver Wholesale Florists is saving $9281 annually on a $29239 project
Harvey Park Church is saving $700 annually on a $12660 project
Super Wines & Spirits is saving $2379 annually on a $2379 project
Ankmar is saving $9450 annually on a $21000 project
Bonnie Brae Wine & Liquor is saving $2500 annually on a $1500 project
Snooze Restaurant is saving $1100 annually on a $5200 project
T-Trove Asian Decor is saving $460 annually on a $1200 project
Vectra Bank is saving $8600 annually on a $5900 project

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Downing Supermarket
Downing Supermarket
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Meadow Creek - Swalm Properties
Nic Nac Bookstore
Nic Nac Bookstore
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Brooklyn's at the Pepsi Center
Hot Cakes
Hot Cakes
Sterling Car Wash
Sterling Car Wash
Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery
The Philadelphia Print Shop
The Philadelphia Print Shop
KC Hair Affair
KC Hair Affair
Denver Film Society
Denver Film Society
Watson & CO
Watson & CO
Davis Manufacturing
Davis Manufacturing
B'nai Havurah
B'nai Havurah
Midtown Automotive Repair
Midtown Automotive Repair
Evans Discount Liquors
Evans Discount Liquors
Sanctuary Home
Sanctuary Home
Harvey Park Christian Church
Harvey Park Christian Church
Matrix Autobody
Matrix Autobody
Old West Mattress Company
Old West Mattress Company
Quality Corporation
Quality Corporation
Northern Trust Bank
Northern Trust Bank
Western Distribution Co.
Western Distribution Co.
Veterans Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs
The Shanahan Collection
The Shanahan Collection
Washington Park Profile
Washington Park Profile
West Southwest
West Southwest
Metro Paint Supplies
Metro Paint Supplies
Astro Automotive
Astro Automotive
Menchie's
Menchie's
John Fielders Colorado
John Fielders Colorado
Saks Galleries
Saks Galleries
Snooze
Snooze
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Dry Creek Gold Leaf
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Giuseppi's Pizzeria
Cycle Analyst
Cycle Analyst
City Wine
City Wine
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Central Foreign Auto Parts
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Coral Room
Coral Room
Charles Second Hand Tools
Charles Second Hand Tools
Finish Line Car Wash
Finish Line Car Wash
AUM Framing and Gallery
AUM Framing and Gallery
Fascination St. Fine Art
Fascination St. Fine Art
Leetsdale Barbershop
Leetsdale Barbershop
Hollywood Nails
Hollywood Nails
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greater Denver
Fans Liquors
Fans Liquors
Shallow Hill Music
Shallow Hill Music
Denver Board of Realtors
Denver Board of Realtors
Furniture Works MFG
Furniture Works MFG
Jerry's Nut House
Jerry's Nut House
Ed Moore Florist
Ed Moore Florist
Flame Works Autobody
Flame Works Autobody
Cake Crumbs
Cake Crumbs
Denver Lumber Co.
Denver Lumber Co.
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream
Vert Kitchen
Vert Kitchen
E-Z Laundry Mat
E-Z Laundry Mat
Shyne & Assoc.
Shyne & Assoc.
T-Wa Inn
T-Wa Inn
Hall & Hall
Hall & Hall
Three Cutters on Pearl
Three Cutters on Pearl
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Performance Cycle of Colorado
Division West
Division West
Mike Shaw Auto
Mike Shaw Auto
Royal Publications
Royal Publications
Pita Grill
Pita Grill
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Grace Gallery Fine Arts
Children's Haven
Children's Haven
Ankmar
Ankmar
Plinth Gallery
Plinth Gallery
Wash Perk
Wash Perk
Uber Sausage
Uber Sausage
Footers Catering
Footers Catering

Certified Green Business

The Garden
The Garden
Premier Collision Center
Premier Collision Center
Confluence Ministries
Confluence Ministries
Mike's Camera
Mike's Camera
Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Cold Front Distribution
Cold Front Distribution
Infinite Auto
Infinite Auto
Denver Design Center
Denver Design Center
Obento Restaurant
Obento Restaurant
Platinum Auto Sales
Platinum Auto Sales
The Artisan Center
The Artisan Center
14th Ave. Liquors
14th Ave. Liquors
Sun Mart
Sun Mart
Living Waters Tabernacle
Living Waters Tabernacle
Dog-Topia
Dog-Topia
Accurate Machining
Accurate Machining
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Home Again Furniture Inc.
Viking Bar
Viking Bar
Sara Karam Photography
Sara Karam Photography
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Federal Flea Market and Mexicana Mall
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Shining Lotus Bookstore
Mayfair Liquor
Mayfair Liquor
Crossfit Denver
Crossfit Denver
Jpad Discount Liquor
Jpad Discount Liquor
Kearney St. Garage
Kearney St. Garage
Emich VW
Emich VW
Morgan's Liquor
Morgan's Liquor
Washington Park Vet Clinic
Washington Park Vet Clinic
Elitch Lanes
Elitch Lanes
National Speakers and Sound
National Speakers and Sound
Geatano's Restaurant
Geatano's Restaurant
Q Laundromat
Q Laundromat
Hillel Academy
Hillel Academy
T-Trove Asian Decor
T-Trove Asian Decor
Bella Colore
Bella Colore
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Home Style - Swalm Properties
Bayaud Enterprises
Bayaud Enterprises
Sportsman's Liquor
Sportsman's Liquor
Grape Expectations
Grape Expectations
African Grey Specialty Birds
African Grey Specialty Birds
Advanced Property Services
Advanced Property Services
The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place
ITALCO
ITALCO
Denver Carwash
Denver Carwash
Core New Art Space
Core New Art Space
Young Sports Mart
Young Sports Mart
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor
Drinks Liquor
Drinks Liquor
Cherry Cricket
Cherry Cricket
Alesso Modern Source
Alesso Modern Source
Garbarini
Garbarini
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Washington Park Veterinary Clinic
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Stoney's Bar and Grill
Lehrers Flowers
Lehrers Flowers
Hooked On Colfax
Hooked On Colfax
Denver Machine Shop
Denver Machine Shop
Guiry's
Guiry's
La Belle Nails
La Belle Nails
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Meeting Point Acupuncture
Line-X
Line-X
Merchant's Office Furniture
Merchant's Office Furniture
Buy & Build Inc.
Buy & Build Inc.
Joy Wine & Spirits
Joy Wine & Spirits
Performance Radiator
Performance Radiator
Super Wines and Spirits
Super Wines and Spirits
Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover
Downing Street Garage - Certified Green Business
Downing Street Garage - Certified Green Business
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Bonnie Brae Flowers
Fastline Graphics
Fastline Graphics
Cherry Creek Collision
Cherry Creek Collision
Stadium Auto Parts
Stadium Auto Parts
Christina's Records
Christina's Records
K-Stop
K-Stop
Rathburn Company
Rathburn Company
Design Materials International
Design Materials International
Rio Grande Co.
Rio Grande Co.
Steelboy Productions
Steelboy Productions
Crown Lanes
Crown Lanes
Bridge Linguatec
Bridge Linguatec

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